Ok, let me clarify some substantive that I'm going to use:
- Content: it may refer to comments, body or title of a certain post.
- Offensive: anything that I wouldn't show to my Boss, family or for what matters God.
- NSFW: same as offensive.
- Vandalize: Act of harming a individual or the community.
Related: This is pertinent to editing SPAM1 and this is why I say that the post should be flagged and not edited2.
So, why I specifically commented to a user not to edit offensive content out that question? Simple. If you see the duplicated to that question is a word-by-word copy to make the post valid (the same as the (2) link), hence the only objective of OP was vandalize the site (this is the original post, and this is from where it was copied from), not to ask a question. Hence, I reverted the edit and allowed the community consensus (which if nobody noticed granted the offending user 2 upvotes) and let the post die.
If you edit a post, there's always the possibility that Community ♦ invalidate the flags that are pilling up in the post and the user get away with their evil deeds.
So, is there any reason to edit a post which sole objective was vandalize the site?
There are two related meta tags for flagging. Maybe they should be merged...